Item MS-5-2, Box 6, Folder 9 - Märchen (Ritterzug), Op. 14, no. 2

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Märchen (Ritterzug), Op. 14, no. 2

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  • Textual record

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March of the knights, op. 14, no. 2

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Nikolai Medtner

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  • Variations in title: Deux contes pour piano, Op. 14 (Two tales for piano, Op. 14); March of the knights, op. 14, no. 2 in E minor

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MS-5-2, Box 6, Folder 9

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  • October 21, 1932 (Distribution)
    La Liberté, Alfred
    Given to Ellen Ballon by the Canadian pianist, Alfred La Liberté.
  • 1907 (Publication)
    P. Jurgenson
    Leipzig (Germany)
  • 1905-1907 (Creation)
    Medtner, Nikolay

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1 part (11 p.) ; 34 x 26 cm

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Nikolay Medtner was born on January 5, 1880 in Moscow. He studied piano with his mother until the age of 10 when he entered the Moscow Conservatory. After graduating from the conservatory in 1900, he quickly turned to composition and many of his pieces were performed by his friend and fellow pianist/ composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff. He moved to London, England in 1936, where he remained until his death in 1951.

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Item is a copy of the second tale in Medtner's Two Tales, Op. 14, for piano. It was published by P. Jurgenson and distributed in Leipzig by Robert Forberg in 1907 and includes an inscription to Ellen Ballon from Alfred La Liberté.

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Paper is in very poor condition. It is torn and very fragile.

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  • English
  • French
  • German

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Textual elements of publication are in French and German, but the inscription is in English.

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This work is in the public domain in Canada. Please obey the copyright laws of your country. It is your sole responsibility to verify whether the file available for download and viewing is in the public domain in your country or if downloading a copy constitutes fair use.

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Score annotated in pencil.

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Revised by Rebecca Shaw on December 6, 2017.

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  • English

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  • Box: MS-5-2, Box 6